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Should You Visit Madinah First When Going For Hajj?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Question:

Is it better to go to Medina first when going for the Hajj?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

The purpose of going to Madinah is mainly to visit the Prophet’s grave and Masjid-e-Nabawi. There are authentic narrations regarding the virtue of visiting the Prophet’s grave and praying in Masjid-e-Nabawi. It can be done before or after Hajj. Hazrat Ashraf Ali Thanvi said “If it is possible, a person should go to Madina and visit the blessed grave of the Prophet and Masjid Nabawi.

This could be done before or after performing Hajj.”[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 



[1] Heavenly Ornaments (Bahishti Zewar) by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, page: 286, Publisher: Darul Ishaat Karachi, Pakistan


 


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